But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:37

Sri Lanka, Jihadist Massacres, and Western Denial Featured

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By now you should have heard about the deadly Islamic attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Mind you, the mainstream media coverage was once again rather thin, but nonetheless the Easter Sunday attacks were some of the worst in quite a while.

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We rightly celebrate Easter this time of year as we think of the wonderful exchange that took place at Calvary: our sins and impurity for his forgiveness and righteousness. New life in Christ is at the heart of the Easter message. But there is more to it than that. Entire cultures and nations have...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 14:37

On Restoring Notre Dame Featured

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Plenty of money has already been raised for the reconstruction and restoration of the damaged Notre Dame cathedral. And plenty of discussion and debate has already ensued about all this. Should it be rebuilt? Are we moderns even capable of making such a structure again? Are we wasting money on...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 13:35

On Being a Cultural Missionary Featured

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After the Apostle Paul had a radical conversion, he began to fearlessly proclaim the gospel, first to his fellow Jews. He then of course made a move into a rather different culture: that of the Greek-speaking Gentile world. Although his first world of operations was in one sense very close to his...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:03

When Believers Turn On Their Own Featured

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One of the clearest teachings of Jesus has to do with our public witness: how nonbelievers will know that Christ has sent us. He said our unity and love for one another will be what convinces the world that we are his disciples and that the Father sent the son. Let me offer just two key passages on...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 15:08

Facebook Prisoner #9473782 Featured

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Yes it was that dreaded message one usually expects every time one opens up Fascistbook: “This post goes against our Community Standards. It looks like something you posted doesn’t follow our Community Standards.” Yep, sure enough – another stint in FB prison. It is getting...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:46

Cathedrals, Catholics, and Christianity Featured

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The destruction of an 850-year-old cathedral in Paris has resulted in a number of questions being raised. Some of them I have explored in my two earlier pieces on the Notre Dame fire. With so many churches in Europe being attacked – including by means of arson – one still wonders what...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:19

Notre Dame and the Fate of the West Featured

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With the cause of the blaze that took down much of Notre Dame still uncertain (was it an accident, or arson, or terrorism?), many commentators have already noted the deep symbolism of the event. While the smoke still rises, many are asking if this is not a fitting picture of France in particular,...

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Monday, 15 April 2019 10:40

Notre Dame and the Death of Europe Featured

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A magnificent cathedral in Paris that stood for over 800 years, and even survived the Second World War, is now basically no more – consumed by flames. As the news breaks, we do know what a devastating loss this has been. Perhaps some of it however can be saved – we shall see. As one...

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Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:09

Folau and the Fallout Featured

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On Thursday all hell broke loose (no pun intended) when star rugby player Israel Folau said that hell is real and unrepentant sinners end up there. By simply quoting from Scripture all the usual suspects came out to attack him ferociously.

So on that day I penned three articles about the situation....

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:16

Outspoken Christians Will Not Be Tolerated Featured

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Well, that didn’t take long. For daring to share some Scripture passages on his own social media page, Australian rugby star Israel Folau has been given the boot – all in the name of tolerance and inclusion of course. As one report puts it:

imageIsrael Folau is set to be sacked following his...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:07

Yes It Is Loving To Tell Sinners About Hell Featured

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It always happens: whenever a devout Christian does the biblical thing and calls out sin, pleads with sinners, and warns of judgment to come, plenty of other Christians will come out of the woodwork and attack them. These are usually armchair critics who never share their faith in public, but they...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 10:29

Israel Folau, the Apostle Paul, and the Gospel Featured

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So what does the Australian Rugby star and the great apostle of 2000 years ago have in common? Both are followers of Jesus Christ and both take their faith seriously. And they take sin seriously, speaking out on it when they can. Both have warned people that the consequences of sin is death and...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 11:12

High Court Rules In Favour Of Pro-Death Exclusion Zones Featured

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Moments ago the High Court, meeting in Brisbane, handed down a decision that will have a big impact not only on a handful of brave individuals, but on the whole country. It had to do with freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest. But let me first offer some background to all this.

Some of...

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Monday, 08 April 2019 12:05

Close the Baby Abattoirs Now! Featured

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After yesterday’s Australia-wide attacks by the vegan vigilantes, there has been a fair amount of outrage by ordinary Australians. They are upset that this handful of militants sought to shut down parts of the country, shut down legitimate businesses, and wasted so much valuable time of our...

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Sunday, 07 April 2019 11:59

The Cult of Violent Vegan Vigilantism Featured

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There is never a dull moment when you wake up each day and check out the morning news. When I looked at my news feed this morning it was filled with story after story about radical vegans causing mischief and mayhem all over Australia.

Out of nowhere it seems we now have an angry army of militant...

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Saturday, 06 April 2019 15:18

And You Think You’re Having a Bad Day! Featured

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We all have troubles. We all have bad days. We all have difficult circumstances to deal with. We all face obstacles in life. But if you are a Christian, you have resources available to help you cope and to help you deal with these things. And we have Scripture to help show us the way as well.

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Friday, 05 April 2019 14:57

Spiritual Discernment Or Fleshly Criticism? Featured

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How many times have I spoken about the importance of biblical balance? It is such an important thing to get right, and I need to once again speak to it here. In this case it has to do with those who seem to delight in attacking other Christians and other Christian ministries.

This is especially...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 15:00

Trans-Reality and State-Mandated Lying Featured

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We are being forced to lie. We are being forced to bear false witness. We are being forced to renounce reality. We are being forced to reject truth. We are being forced to deny our conscience. Just who is doing this? Our leaders, our governments, our media, our elites, our “experts” and...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 09:14

CultureWatch Turns Thirteen Featured

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Today, April 5, we commemorate various historical milestones. For example, in 1955 Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Great Britain. But I want to look at another event – one that occurred 13 years ago today. On April 5, 2006 I posted my first article on the CultureWatch website....

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 09:34

Christian Ministry, Vocation, and the Glory of God Featured

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Christians can often have some rather cloudy thinking when it comes to issues such as our calling as believers, Christian ministry, and what it means to glorify God. As to the issue of bringing glory to God, there are some unbiblical extremes we must avoid.

On the one hand, some believers think that...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 10:54

Unplanned, Abortion and the Gospel Featured

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I believe that the abortion debate is a gospel issue. It is vitally important to our Lord, and it should be vitally important to us. In the same way Christian abolitionist William Wilberforce believed that slavery was a gospel issue. Sure, both are moral, social and legal issues that are distinct...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 14:48

Difficult Bible Passages: 2 Kings 2:23-25 Featured

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This is a passage that bothers many people. Some find it to be quite appalling in fact. As Peter Leithart remarks, it is “one of the most controversial passages in Scripture.” The problem is this: it seems that a prophet had some kids punished – if not killed – for just...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 11:46

On the Ominous US “Equality Act” Featured

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Often the most diabolical things are dressed up with the most pleasant-sounding words and packaging. Consider new “equality” legislation currently being pushed in the US Congress. Ah, equality – who doesn’t love and value equality? Isn’t that as American as apple pie?

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 10:54

The War Against Unplanned Featured

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I have met Abby Johnson, the former abortionist and Planned Parenthood clinic director. She certainly is not the evil person many try to make her out to be. But you would think she is a really horrible person, given the reaction to a brand-new movie about her life.

The film Unplanned hit the cinemas...

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